Founded in 1973, The School for Creative and Performing Arts provides students with top-notch academic instruction along with pre-professional training in the arts. More high-profile alumni include Sarah Jessica Parker, Carmen Electra, Drew and Nick Lachey. But SCPA graduates perform on TV, Broadway, and in movies, work as producers, editors and make-up artists, and find success in more “traditional” fields, as teachers, accountants, marketers and the like. The School for Creative and Performing Arts Principal, Steven Brokamp, and Artistic Director Dr. Isadore Rudnick join us to discuss the school and its history, as it prepares to celebrate its 40th anniversary.
The arts scene on Woodburn Ave. in Walnut Hills continues to grow, and new boutiques and galleries are opening regularly. The next Walk on Woodburn is scheduled for July 12, and local artist Annie Bollinghas started The Gallery Project to introduce young people to a wide variety of art forms. Jane Durrell welcomes in Annie Bolling to talk about her project and the resurgence of Woodburn Ave.
Jeff Seibert from Cincinnati’s The Mayerson Foundation, one of the primary funders of the new School for Creative and Performing Arts, joins Frank Johnson to discuss the impressive Mayerson Foundation Artistic Excellence Program, which brings talented musicians and performers to the SCPA to present master classes to the students. In the coming months, internationally known artists such as Branford Marsalis, Bebe Neuwirth, Chick Corea and composer Jennifer Higdon will conduct these master classes.
Clara Martin, the executive director of the Cincinnati Arts and Technology Center, talks with Robyn Carey-Allgeyer about the arts-based credit-recovery program for CPS high schoolers, as well as various programs offered at the Center.